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UCA to host unique Chinese television and film forum

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is hosting a celebration of Chinese culture, film and television later this month.

In partnership with CUBEL Culture & Education Liaison Ltd, on behalf of the China Federation of Literary & Art Circles (CFLAC) and the China TV Artists’ Association (CTAA), UCA is hosting a CTAA Show Cast Workshop.

The event, which takes place at UCA’s Farnham campus on October 15, will share Chinese TV artists’ insight into how art influences urban lives and culture in China, and give attendees a chance to network and exchange ideas and information.

Among the speakers will be Jianwen Chen, Vice-president of CFLAC, UCA Vice Chancellor Bashir Makhoul, and representative from the Chinese Embassy and China National Tourist Office here in the UK.

There will also be a screening of short documentaries connected to the workshop theme – including UCA’s graduate documentary With All The Will In The World, which came second in the CILECT (International Association of Film and Television Schools) awards - together with the following talks and discussions:

  • Walking shadows. Destination Promotion, Culture Elements of Tourism and creating documentaries for tourism hotspots.
  • Stop Motion. Cultural Coordinates of Cities, Memories of Images.
  • Consensual Aesthetics. Media Education and Contemporary Aesthetic of the audience.
  • Flowing poems. New Media Expression of Culture Ideas of the Public. 


Bashir Makhoul said: “We are delighted to welcome representatives from these incredibly important Chinese arts’ organisations to share their insight into the Chinese film and TV industry, and how their work influences their culture. We look forward to hearing more and are interested to see how it compares with the way current British television and film impacts our urban societies.”